Broadway Historic District
The Broadway Historic District is the “Downtown” of the Slavic Village neighborhood. The Broadway Historic District is a wonderfully diverse, eclectic urban main street. Built largely between 1880 and 1930, the district holds a rich concentration of commercial building types and styles. Settled predominately by Czechs, the area was originally known as “Little Bohemia.”
Today the district is home to more than 50 businesses and institutions. The vision for the redevelopment of the district is to build on the pedestrian-friendly street by attracting a variety of uses – quality retail, housing, restaurants and green space.
Along with an exciting $9 million road and streetscape project to be completed by mid-2012, the Broadway Historic District is also home to the $7 million Boys and Girls Club of America facility and Cleveland’s first Rails to Trails project on a former 3-mile rail line that connects local parks with the Cleveland Metroparks Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation. With the designation of Broadway Avenue as a Scenic By-way, the ability to link the main street area to other greenway developments provides an exciting opportunity to market the district’s unique cultural and historical heritage.
Commercial properties available in the district include a mix of building styles ranging from architecturally significant storefronts to contemporary strip centers. With convenient access to downtown Cleveland, Interstates I490 and I77 and accessible RTA bus and rapid transit routes, the Broadway Historic District offers a unique opportunity for businesses to locate here.
North & South Broadway Business Districts
Broadway’s north and south commercial districts flank the Historic District and offer easy access to a wide variety of retail and service businesses. Broadway was designated by the City of Cleveland as a Business Revitalization District (BRD) in order to achieve quality designs for new construction projects and exterior renovations to existing buildings.
The district is home to a variety of businesses, including law and medical offices, financial institutions and social service agencies, clothing stores, furniture and appliance stores, a barber college, hair and nail salons, motorcycle and auto parts stores, sales and repair shops. And with Broadway’s home-style diners, national chain restaurants, beverage and grocery stores you won’t have to leave hungry. There are also retail spaces available and ready to move in.
Convenient parking lots are available throughout the districts and on-street parking spaces can put you within a few steps from your destination. RTA’s bus routes along Broadway include a Community Circulator which has numerous stops throughout the area’s commercial districts and neighborhoods. Exits from I-77 and I-490 make it easy for commuters to get to Broadway and recently completed bike/walking trails offer residents and visitors alike a healthy way to get around the area. So, whether you are driving, taking public transportation, walking or biking, you’ll find it’s easy to connect to Broadway’s commercial districts in Slavic Village.
Fleet Avenue/ E. 65th Street District
With planning underway for a new streetscape, bicycle lanes and pedestrian enhancements, and surrounded by densely populated residential areas, the Fleet Avenue/E65th District is an excellent area for shops and businesses to locate. Fleet Avenue has long been known as the place to go for quality ethnic foods such as fresh and smoked meats, delectable breads and pastries, and imported staples and exotic foods. And you’ll find traditional and ethnic restaurants with great food at reasonable prices. With a distinctive “village” feel, Fleet Avenue is also home to numerous shops and commercial businesses that serve local residents and businesses as well as those outside of the Slavic Village area.
E. 65th Street — known as the Warszawa Historic District – has proximity to many recreational amenities and greenspaces, including the First Tee Golf Course. The district is anchored by The Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus and Cleveland Central Catholic High School. Classic storefronts, a coffee shop and a tavern blend nicely with 21st century townhomes. There are also retail spaces available and ready to move in.
With ample available parking and easy access to I-77 and RTA bus routes, the Fleet Avenue and E. 65th Street district offers exceptional opportunities for business owners.
Harvard Avenue District
The Harvard Avenue District has a unique mix of contemporary shopping areas, including banking, drug stores, restaurants, fast food restaurants as well as Silverman’s discount department store.
Warner Road District
The Warner Road District is located near the large residential Mill Creek development, pedestrian trails, and the Cleveland Metroparks. With close proximity to I-77, the Warner Road district is just minutes from downtown Cleveland and is also easily accessible from adjacent suburbs such as Newburgh and Cuyahoga Heights.